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7 reasons to choose Ginsen


Rankings Grenoble INP 1. Internationally recognised education

Grenoble INP and its 8 engineering and management schools regularly make it to the top of international rankings. Ranking 1st French engineering school among top 100 most innovative European universities in 2018 by Reuters, Grenoble INP provides a world-class education, with recognized lecturers and the teaching quality of one of the best French engineering universities.

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"I enjoyed the overall learning experience, all the classes were really interesting - they were the best part of it.” (2019 Ginsen Student)

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15 years of experience 2. 15 years of experience 

With more than 15 years of experience in summer school organisation, you can trust Grenoble INP reliability and quality of short-course training. Enrolling in Ginsen ensures you to enjoy a top-notch education, supported by some of the best teachers in their fields, coming from all around the world.

Almost 400 students have studied in our summer schools, with an average of 25 students per session. 

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100% of students enrolled in our 2021 summer school session
said they would recommend Ginsen to their friends at home!

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cutting-edge research  3. Cutting-edge research facilities

With many global science companies, and even more university-runned laboratories, research runs in the city's DNA. During your training, you will discover facilities such as the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) - the world's most intense X-ray source - and attend lab sessions in state-of-the-art facilities such as MinatecEurope's 1st campus for micro and nanotechnology research.

Grenoble INP jointly runs 40 labs worldwide, among which 32 are in Grenoble. More than enough to get your hands on high-end research equipment!

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"Visiting the Minatec showroom and experiencing all the new technologies was mindblowing!"
(2018 Ginsen student)
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4. A vibrant city, at the heart of Europe Grenoble vibrant city

Discover Grenoble, a nice human-sized town in the heart of the French Alps, surrounded by gorgeous mountains and at the doorstep of Europe. Ranking best city in France for student life in 2016 and top 3 in 2021, Grenoble has plenty to offer during summertime.

Whether you like to hike and explore the mountains and lakes close by, or enjoy the city's cultural and historic life, there are many activities waiting for you here. Our campus has even been elected among the 10 most beautiful Universities in Europe (#8) by Time's Higher Education website in 2017. A must see!
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"One of my best memories is the practical class on design of smart systems; another is the visit to the mountain and the hiking activites."
(2019 Ginsen student)
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Friends from around the world

5. Create new friendships with people from all around the globe

Our summer school gathers an average of 11 nationalities per year, a number we wish to be the highest possible. Enrolling means meeting new people, and forging friendships with people coming from different cultures, backgrounds, and places.  

You will also have the opportunity to meet French students from the International Student Board, who will be by your side during the whole session: a fun way to learn some French

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'What I liked the most was having a chill time with many people from different countries'
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French way of life 6. France at its best

Although Ginsen summer school's classes and labs are taught in English, spending a few weeks in France implies to fully immerge in the French way of life!

The social programme includes lots of extracuricular activities, often wine and cheese tasting as well as guided visits to cities close by such as Lyon or Annecy.

You will discover Grenoble and its surroundings, the incredible view from the Bastille Fort, the city's many parks, and festivals going on during summer.

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"The accrobranche activity allowed me to challenge myself” “I grew as a person"
(2019 Ginsen student)
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Europe at your doorstep

7. Europe at your doorstep

From Grenoble, you can easily discover France: a train or bus ride will take you to south of France to see lavender fields of Provence or French riviera's wonderful beaches in 3 to 4 hours, or up north to reach Paris in 3,5 hours.

Grenoble is also an easy departure point for most European countries: only 2,5 hours away from Geneva, Switzerland, or Turin, Italy.

Travelling a bit longer by train, bus or plane will take you to major capitals, such as London, Madrid or Berlin: everything is within reach

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"Visiting Lyon with everyone was quite the incredible experience, and I can’t wait to return and visit again"
(2019 Ginsen student)
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